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lorimer

[lawr-uh-mer]
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noun
  1. a craftsperson who makes hardware for harnesses and riding habits, as bits or spurs.
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Also lor·i·ner [lawr-uh-ner] /ˈlɔr ə nər/.

Origin of lorimer

1175–1225; Middle English < Anglo-French; Old French lor(e)mier, lorenier, derivative of lorain harness strap < Vulgar Latin *lōrāmen, for Latin lōrāmentum strap, equivalent to lōr(um) strap, thong + -ā- generalized from v. derivatives + -mentum -ment; see -er2, -ier2
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Historical Examples

  • He got wind of the trouble and came for me, and we hurried Lorimer away as fast as possible.

    The Dominant Strain

    Anna Chapin Ray

  • Lorimer is weak and foolish; he isn't nearly so bad as many men we know.

    The Dominant Strain

    Anna Chapin Ray

  • I have spoken to Lorimer again and again, urging him to control himself for her sake.

    The Dominant Strain

    Anna Chapin Ray

  • You think Mr. Lorimer has really reformed and is out of danger?

    The Dominant Strain

    Anna Chapin Ray

  • Lorimer is weak; but I am not sure how strong she is, nor how patient.

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British Dictionary definitions for lorimer

lorimer

loriner (ˈlɒrɪnə)

noun
  1. British (formerly) a person who made bits, spurs, and other small metal objects
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Word Origin

C15: from Old French, from lorain harness strap, ultimately from Latin lōrum strap
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Word Origin and History for lorimer

n.

c.1200 (mid-12c. as surname), "maker of bits for bridles and saddles, worker in small ironware," from Old French loremier "saddler, harness-maker, military leatherworker" (Modern French lormier), from loraim, from Latin lorum "strap, thong, rein of a bridle," from PIE root *wel- "to turn" (see volvox).

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